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The Reconstruction Era Crossword

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A term that describes a former slave who was released from slavery. Freedmen
Amendment that abolished slavery. Thirteenth
Amendment that assured the rights of anyone, including African Americans, who were born in America. Fourteenth
This system of agriculture eventually led to legal slavery. his is when a tenant could use land in exchange for a portion of the crop harvested. Sharecropping
This Amendment gave African Americans the right to vote. Fifteenth
Northern whites who moved to the South and served as republican leaders during reconstruction for profit. Usually carried there belongings in a carpet bag. Carpetbaggers
Southern whites who supported republican policy throughout reconstruction. Scalawags
To kill by hanging without due process of the law. Lynch
To attempt to take a president out of office for high crimes. would be to ______ him/her. Impeach
Laws designed to enforce segregation of blacks from whites. Jim Crow Laws
Vice President to Lincoln; President after Lincoln's assassination. Johnson
Presidential power to keep congress from passing a law. President Johnson did this the most, using this power twenty-nine times. Veto
A clan started by ex confederate soldiers that used violence to try to restore democratic control to the South, and to keep white supremacy. Ku Klux Klan
Financial panic during Grant’s presidency which caused a market crash and many banks to close down. Panic of 1873
President after Johnson; Union general; Often refered to as a "Great General, Lousy President". Grant
A set of laws limiting the rights of freedmen in the South. Black Codes
A social system used to keep blacks separate from whites. Segregation
The period after the Civil War in which the South was rebuilt and reorganized before being readmitted to the Union. Reconstruction
Act/Law passed in 1866 intended to protect the right of African American. This act was vetoed by Johnson, but still passed by Congress. Civil Rights Act
An agency set of to aid former slaves in adjusting themselves to freedom. It provided food, clothing and work for them. FreedmensBureau

Reform Movements Crossword

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Female leader of the civil rights movement, feminist, and journalist Ida B. Wells
Tax before voting Poll Tax
Test taken to prove literacy Literacy Test
If grandfather had right to vote then so do you grandfather clause
a seperation of people segregation
Laws that divided blacks from whites jim crow laws
seperate but equal plessy vs ferguson
works to pay off debt debt peonage
Leader of womens rights Susan B. Anthony
18th amendment Prohibition
19th amendment womens rights
the right to vote suffrage
to kick out of office recall
"speak softly and carry a big ______" Stick
26th President of the United States of America Theodore Roosevelt

33. Southern Reconstruction Crossword

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1. Ohio
2. Tenn
3. Fifteen
4. Scalawag
5. Whiskey
6. SC
7. Freedmen
8. Lincoln
9. Fourteen
10. Booth
11. Johnson
12. Stanton
13. Tillman
14. Amnesty
15. LLL
16. Hayes
17. Codes
46. FreedMensBureau
42. CarpetBaggers
20. Segregation
68. KuKluxKlan
39. Johnson
58. Impeach
34. Tennesse
49. One
59. One
30. sharecroppers
70. Charity
67. JimCrowLaws
36. Wade

Civil War Bingo Cards

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14th Amendment
13th Amendment
15th Amendment
Radical Republicans
President Lincoln
John Wilkes Booth
Civil Rights Act of 1866
The Freedman's Bureau
Johnson's Impeachment
Carpetbaggers
Scalawags
Black Codes
Ku Klux Klan
Election of 1876
Compromise of 1877
"Solid South"
Jim Crow Laws
Plessy vs. Ferguson
Literacy Test
Poll Taxes
Booker T. Washington
W.E.B. Dubois
NAACP
Ida B. Wells

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JIM CROW LAWS and SEGREGATION Word Search

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KU KLUX KLAN
TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
EMMETT TILL
BLACK POWER MOVEMENT
PROTEST
JIM CROW LAWS
LYNCH MOB
WHITES ONLY
CIVIL RIGHTS
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR
INEQUALITY
COLORED
RACISM
SEGREGATION

Jim Crow Laws Word Search

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laws
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History Civil War Vocabulary Crossword

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A person who behaves badly but in an amusingly mischievous rather than harmful way; a rascal Scalawag
An emancipated slave Freedman
a tenant farmer who gives a part of each crop as rent Sharecropper
The period after the Civil War in which the states formerly part of the confederacy were brought back into the United States Reconstruction
A tax levied on every adult, without reference to income or resources Poll Tax
Used to deny suffrage from African Americans by Souther State Legislatures Literacy Test
Laws passed by Southern states in 1865 and 1866 after the Civil War that had the intent and the effect of restricting African Americans' freedom, and of compelling them to work in a labor economy based on low wages or debt Black Code
Dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery Corruption
A political candidate that seeks election in an area where they have no local connections Carpetbagger
The action or state of setting someone or something apart from other people or things being set apart Segregation
State and local laws enforcing racial segregation in the Southern United States Jim Crow Law
Kill, especially by hanging, for an alleged offense with or without a legal trial Lynching

Civil Rights Crossword Puzzle

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State level legal codes of segregation, such as literacy requirements and poll taxes Jim Crow Laws
In 1955, after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a city bus, Dr. Martin L. King led a boycott of city busses. After 11 months the Supreme Court ruled that segregation of public transportation was illegal. Montgomery Bus Boycott
a 1896 Supreme Court decision which legalized state ordered segregation so long as the facilities for blacks and whites were equal Plessy v. Ferguson
Nonviolent protests in which a person sits and refuses to leave Sit-in
The prejudice that members of one race are superior to members of other races racism
1955 a 14 year old black boy said "Bye, Baby" to a white woman in Mississippi. In response, he was brutally murdered Emmett Till
The intermixing of people or groups previously segregated Integration
the students were initially prevented from entering the racially segregated school by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus The little Rock Crisis
United States civil rights leader whose college registration caused riots in traditionally segregated Mississippi (born in 1933) James Meredith
American civil rights lawyer, first black justice on the Supreme Court of the United States. Marshall was a tireless advocate for the rights of minorities and the poor Thurgood Marshall
Refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. After she was jailed, the Montgomery bus boycott was organized Rosa Parks
U.S. Baptist minister and civil rights leader. A noted orator, he opposed discrimination against blacks by organizing nonviolent resistance and peaceful mass demonstrations. He was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. Nobel Peace Prize (1964) Martin Luther King Jr
An organization founded by James Leonard Farmer in 1942 to work for racial equality CORE
Southern Christian Leadership Conference, churches link together to inform blacks about changes in the Civil Rights Movement, led by MLK Jr., was a success SCLC
the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, an organization founded on February 12, 1909, that works to obtain equal rights for all Americans NAACP
to end the separation of two groups of people, or to free of laws or practices that have maintained this separation, in an area or facility desegregate
biasedly treating one person or one group differently from others based on something other than merit discrimination
preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience prejudice
President Mandated desegregation of the interstate system John F. Kennedy
incident in which nine African-American students were prevented from attending Little Rock Central High in 1957 during the Civil Rights Movement Little rock nine
The amendment that ended slavery 13th
Southern laws designed to restrict the rights of the newly freed black slaves Black codes
was an African-American revolutionary organization established to promote Black Power, and by extension self-defense (using arms) for blacks. It was active in the United States from the mid-1960s into the 1970s The Black Panthers
It outlawed taxing voters, i.e. poll taxes, at presidential or congressional elections, as an effort to remove barriers to Black voters 14th amendment
segregation by custom de facto
a key leader in India's struggle for independence, inspired MLK to give speaches in blacks civil rights and encourage them to remain nonviolent Ghandi

reconstruction crossword

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a former slave freedman
a federal agency set up to help former slaves after the civil war freedmans bureau
an amendment banning slavery thirteenth amendment
a law passed by southern states that limited the freedom of former slaves black code
an insulting term used to describe a northern who moved to the south after the civil war carpetbagger
an amendment made all persons born or naturalized in the U.S. including former slaves citizens of the country fourteenth amendment
the system in which landowners gave farm workers land, seed, and tools in return for a part of the crops they raised sharecropping
a white southerner who worked with the republican party and the reconstruction government after the civil war scalawag
one of the white politicians who took power after Georgia was readmitted to the Union in 1872 redeemer
an amendment where the U.S. cannot deny a citizen the right to vote based on "race, color, or previous condition of servitude". fifteenthamendment
a terror group created by former Confederate soldiers that used violence and intimidation tactics to disenfranchise blacks kukluxklan
African- American who was very influential as a religious leader and Georgia politician. HenryTurner
elected governor over a Democratic candidate, former Confederate General John B. Gordon RufusBullock
an organization formed by African Americans throughout the south after Reconstruction to protect their rights unionleague
a series of laws that divided the previously Confederate states into military districts militaryacts

Reconstruction after the civil war Word Search

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Reconstruction
Carpetbaggers
Eighteen sixtyfive
Twelve years
Farms
Thirteenth amendment
Segregation
Poll tax
Andrew Johnson
Black codes
Abraham Lincoln
Slavery
Emancipation proclamation
Klu klux klan
Reconstruction era